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Hadley Wickham Master R Developer course coming to Melbourne

October 5, 2016
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Hadley Wickham Master R Developer course coming to Melbourne

Hadley Wickham’s popular R developer course is coming to Melbourne on 12-13 December 2016. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite. Hadley, of course, is the developer of the wonderful tidyverse set of R packages including ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr, readr, purrr, tibble, and many more. He is the author of several books including the new “R for […]

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Call for forecasting workshops in Cairns, Australia

September 28, 2016
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Call for forecasting workshops in Cairns, Australia

The 37th annual International Symposium on Forecasting will be held in Cairns, Australia, from 25-28 June 2017. We plan to hold some workshops on Sunday 25 June, before the main conference. We are currently calling for workshop proposals. Proposals can be for a half-day or full-day workshop. As usual, there will be a Practitioner Track […]

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Eindhoven seminar on time series visualization

September 27, 2016
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Eindhoven seminar on time series visualization

I’m currently in the Netherlands for a few weeks, and I’ll be giving a seminar at the Data Science Centre in Eindhoven next Wednesday afternoon on “Visualization of big time series data”. Details follow. Date: 5 October 2016 Time: 12.30-13.30 Venue: Filmhuis, De Zwarte Doos, 2 Den Dolech, Eindhoven Registration is required but free. Please […]

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Forecast intervals for aggregates

September 14, 2016
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Forecast intervals for aggregates

A common problem is to forecast the aggregate of several time periods of data, using a model fitted to the disaggregated data. For example, you may have monthly data but wish to forecast the total for the next year. Or you may have weekly data, and want to forecast the total for the next four […]

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R package forecast v7.2 now on CRAN

September 9, 2016
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R package forecast v7.2 now on CRAN

I’ve pushed a minor update to the forecast package to CRAN. Some highlights are listed here. Plotting time series with ggplot2 You can now facet a time series plot like this: lungDeaths <- cbind(mdeaths, fdeaths) autoplot(lungDeaths, facets=TRUE) So autoplot.mts now behaves similarly to plot.mts Multi-step fitted values The fitted function has a new argument h […]

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R packages for forecast combinations

September 1, 2016
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R packages for forecast combinations

It has been well-known since at least 1969, when Bates and Granger wrote their famous paper on “The Combination of Forecasts”, that combining forecasts often leads to better forecast accuracy. So it is helpful to have a couple of new R packages which do just that: opera and forecastHybrid. opera Opera stands for “Online Prediction […]

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Sponsorship for the Cairns forecasting conference

August 31, 2016
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Sponsorship for the Cairns forecasting conference

Regular readers will know that the International Symposium on Forecasting is coming to Australia in June 2017. This is the leading international forecasting conference, and one I’ve attended every year for the past 17 years. It will be held in Cairns, Australia — one of the most beautiful locations in the country (and there is […]

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Rmarkdown template for a Monash working paper

August 28, 2016
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Rmarkdown template for a Monash working paper

This is only directly relevant to my Monash students and colleagues, but the same idea might be useful for adapting to other institutions. Some recent changes in the rmarkdown and bookdown packages mean that it is now possible to produce working papers in exactly the same format as we previously used with LaTeX. The following […]

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The thief package for R: Temporal HIErarchical Forecasting

August 22, 2016
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I have a new R package available to do temporal hierarchical forecasting, based on my paper with George Athanasopoulos, Nikolaos Kourentzes and Fotios Petropoulos. (Guess the odd guy out there!) It is called “thief” – an acronym for Temporal HIErarchical Forecasting. The idea is to take a seasonal time series, and compute all possible temporal […]

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“Forecasting with R” short course in Eindhoven

August 18, 2016
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“Forecasting with R” short course in Eindhoven

I will be giving my 3-day short-course/workshop on “Forecasting with R” in Eindhoven (Netherlands) from 19-21 October. Details at https://www.win.tue.nl/~adriemel/shortcourse.html Register here

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